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  1. Holiday Safety — December 24, 2013
  2. PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM — November 18, 2013
  3. MONTCALM COMMUNITIES TOGETHER – SEPT 12TH — September 9, 2013
  4. OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH! — September 9, 2013
  5. Insights from a National Epidemic: The Medicine Abuse Project — August 2, 2013

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Dec 24

Holiday Safety

We wish you a happy holiday season.  Please be careful on the roads, the weather can be challenging this time of year.  Also, if you will be drinking alcohol or using other substances that alter perception, remember to designate a driver who will be sober and straight. In addition, should you be hosting a holiday gathering, …

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Nov 18

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM

ON DECEMBER 10TH, THERE WILL BE A PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM.  WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE BEING THE NUMBER ONE REASON ADULTS SEEK TREATMENT SERVICES, WE ARE MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES AND LOOK AT MAKING IN-ROADS TO PREVENTING THIS HEARTACHE.  THE SYMPOSIUM IS GEARED FOR THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, WITH CMEs AVAILABLE THROUGH THE …

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Sep 09

MONTCALM COMMUNITIES TOGETHER – SEPT 12TH

Hello Friends and Friends To Be,  You are invited by Drug Free Montcalm to participate in a special day focusing on  our county and the various communities within it.  We truly hope you and anyone else, including youth, you would like to invite from your organization and/or community will be able to join with others …

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Sep 09

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH!

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is promoting the National Substance Abuse Prevention Month during October.  On the SAMHSA website, (www.SAMHSA.gov), they state the following. An estimated 10 million people aged 12 to 20 report drinking alcohol during the past month. To put that in perspective, there are more Americans who …

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Aug 02

Insights from a National Epidemic: The Medicine Abuse Project

On Thursday, September 5th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm a webinar will be held on the topic of Prescription Drug Abuse prevention.  It will be held at the Mid-Michigan District Health Department in Stanton, MI.  YOU ARE INVITED!  For more information contact John Kroneck at 989-831-4591 or at JohnKroneck@CherryHealth.com.  Together we make a difference.

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Jul 25

Special Event and YOU are INVITED!

On Thursday September 12th, the national coalition academy, CADCA, is sending a trainer to talk about promoting grass roots involvement in coalitions.  Any who are interested are invited to attend.  Contact the Drug Free Montcalm (DFM) Coordinator,  Amy Buckingham, at 989-831-4591 or AmyBuckingham@CherryHealth.com. The specific information used will be pertinent to Drug Free Montcalm, however, the dynamics …

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Jun 20

Edmore Adds a Medication Drop Box …

  Soon people living in the Edmore area will have a convenient location to bring unwanted and outdated medications for disposal.  The village police department is currently in the process of installing a Medication Drop Box at the Curtis Community Building.  This will be the 6th site in Montcalm County.  By dropping off unneeded and expired …

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Jun 20

OVER 500 POUNDS!!!

  WHEN THE MEDICATION DROP BOX PROGRAM WAS STARTED IN OCTOBER OF 2013, THE THINKING WAS THAT OUR TARGET FOR THE YEAR SHOULD BE COLLECTING 500 LBS OF MEDICATIONS.  IN LESS THAN FIVE MONTHS WE HAVE ALREADY SURPASSED 500 LBS  OF MEDICATIONS COLLECTED. THIS MEDICATION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ABUSE BY YOUTH.  IT IS ALSO NOT IN …

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Feb 27

100% SUCCESSFUL

DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS IN FEBRUARY, MONTCALM PARTICIPATED IN A STATE WIDE SURVEY TO CHECK THE PERCENTAGE OF TOBACCO VENDORS WHO WOULD SELL TOBACCO TO MINORS.  OUR PART OF THE STATE SURVEY INCLUDED SEVEN SITES.  FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW, NONE OF THE STORES IN MONTCALM SOLD!!!!  THANK YOU BUSINESS OWNERS …

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Jan 22

NEW COALITION COORDINATOR

Drug Free Montcalm has a new coalition coordinator.  Amy Buckingham has signed on to serve the coalition and help us reach our goals — welcome Amy and thank you.  Amy has experience in substance abuse prevention as she served as the Ionia County Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for five years.  She also has worked as …

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